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Davids Bookkeeping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen G.
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He explained things and how I could do better with records

Karns Bookkeeping
5.0
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    Pamela F.
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    Brenda has worked for two different not for profits that I have been affiliated with. I actually sought her out and recommended her to be hired by the second not for profit. Brenda is knowledgeable, reliable and very hardworking. She was responsive to all requests regarding her bookkeeping responsibilities and produced all work in a timely fashion. I am happy to give Brenda a positive review.

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    Tracy R.
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    Very professional, knowledgeable and a most pleasant personality. Our small business needed a bookkeeper who is patient, thorough and willing to keep us on track with our paperwork. We are very happy she responded to our ad on thumbtack!

    About

    Our office provides accounting, taxes and payroll preparation services to the public. We started business in 2006 and since then have helped thousands of individuals and businesses comply with the complex web of tax laws and filing requirements. We represent clients throughout the U.S. and have an extremely competent, knowledgeable staff. We are dedicated to providing our clients with cost-effective solutions to the services they require. Christopher R. Lambert is the owner and is personally involved in seeing that you get the service you expect from a reputable accounting firm. He is licensed as an enrolled agent to represent clients throughout the U.S.

    About

    I have over 20 years of experience in accounting, ranging from paying bills, recording payments and processing payroll/HR to month-end, budgeting, financial analysis, taxes, consulting, setting up policies and procedures. In addition, I possess a Master's Degree in Accounting. I am a Certified Bookkeeper with the AIPB-American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and finishing up the third portion of the IRS Enrolled Agent Exam this summer. I can perform accounting services using completely automated system right down to manual accounting systems. In addition, I can discuss options to assist you to make the most out of your financial reporting and help select/install software if you choose that option. I absolutely love accounting and more important helping people with their accounting needs. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to do business with you soon. I can also supply a current resume if you request that as well as references.

    About

    I am an experienced business person who is interested in helping small businesses with their bookkeeping needs on a part-time basis (evenings or weekends), out of my home or at your office. I am QuickBooks knowledgeable. I offer a full range of services, including accounts payables and receivables, payroll and financial reporting.

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    I offer a wide variety of services for less than other businesses in my field. I also travel to the client's house and/or business and this allows for the client spend more time on their business needs.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    Who can file my taxes?

    Any individual with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) is eligible to file your income taxes on your behalf. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best candidate to provide the help you need with your income tax preparation. The IRS explains that CPAs, attorneys and enrolled agents are all allowed to legally represent their clients before the IRS. They have a more thorough understanding of tax code than an individual operating solely with a PTIN or an Annual Filing Season Program participant who provides their services on a volunteer basis. Consider the complexity of your tax return and what level of expertise you’ll require. Before entrusting someone with your private financial and personal information, do some research on their qualifications. The IRS has a searchable database where you can verify the background and credentials of your income tax preparation professional. Once you have selected someone, ask about their service fees and confirm their availability. Then provide them with all the documentation they require, including W-2s, 1099s and more. Always ask to review the paperwork before it is submitted, and never sign a blank tax return.

    What is an accountant?

    Accountants are financial professionals who have received an accounting degree from a four-year university or college. By trade, accountants prepare, maintain and examine the financial statements of an individual, business or institution. An accountant prepares reports for tax purposes and can also perform audits of public companies. Common tasks include creating budgets, analyzing profits and losses of a company, processing payroll, preparing financial statements for company leadership, and creating and maintaining financial database systems for a company.    

    Accountants do not automatically have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation unless they have passed the Uniform CPA Examination and received the proper license. Regardless of whether they are CPA certified or not, accountants can assist businesses and individuals with bookkeeping and financial reporting, while CPAs are more knowledgeable in tax codes as a result of the CPA licensing examination and continuing education requirements. CPAs are also eligible to represent clients before the IRS if audit support is required, while a non-CPA accountant is not. Academic background, years in the field and professional reputation all can affect an accountant’s rates.

    Check out the average hourly rate for accounting services in your area.

    How much does it cost to hire an accountant?

    Accountants’ rates vary based on their education, licenses, experience, and the work for which they are being hired. An accountant may charge an hourly rate when a company or individual needs their services on a short-term basis, such as when performing an audit or requesting assistance setting up a financial database or process. Hourly rates can range as widely as $40 per hour to $300 or more per hour, depending on your geographic location and the accountant. Check out the average hourly rate for accounting services in your region.

    Accountants may offer a package rate for weekly, monthly or annual services to reward ongoing customers. Many accountants offer online services where small businesses can access online accounting software and payroll assistance, and the accountant — for a monthly or other recurring fee — provides financial analysis and reporting of their numbers. For basic monthly accounting services, an accountant might charge anywhere from $75 to $500 or more, depending on what was included in a given package, the size of the client’s business, and the complexity of work requested. Nationally, full-time staff accountants earn between $40,000 and $80,000, depending on experience and other factors.

    How much does it cost to get taxes done?

    Hiring a professional to help with income tax preparation can be priceless. Pro help can mean no mistakes and a maximized tax return. The cost to get your income taxes done depends on the professional you hire. Tax attorneys or in-demand CPAs will often have the highest rates for their services. Next in the pricing tier are enrolled agents, who will usually have higher rates than individuals solely working with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). Nationally, the average cost of income tax preparation ranges from $150 to $190. Income tax preparation prices can also vary based on where you live and the complexity of your tax returns. Here are some examples of average income tax preparation prices from an enrolled agent:  

    • Taxpayers filing only a W-2 tax form: $50.
    • Taxpayers filing a W-2 along with additional tax forms such 1099-INT and 1098-E: $150.
    • Taxpayers with several tax forms and one or two additional considerations such as a rental property, investment transactions, K-1 income, 1099-MISC or a simple small business: $225.
    • Taxpayers with multiple activities (rentals, K-1 income, small business, etc.), several stock transactions and more: $395.

    Nationally, the average hourly rate nationally for a tax prep professional ranges between $150 and $450.  

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